April 9, 2007

Johnson speaks up on allegations

When Gilmer, Texas running back-linebacker Justin Johnson made his commitment to Oklahoma his hope was to make a splash and put himself in a position of importance among Oklahoma's potentially star-studded class of 2008. With such an emphatic commitment and documentation of his intentions comes an entirely new level of expectation.

So it surprised many Sooner fans when word got out last week that Johnson had found himself in some legal trouble in his East Texas home. The allegations in a recent newspaper story from the Longview News-Journal stated that Johnson had been arrested for vandalism, spray-painting a car was the specific allegation.

It was also mentioned that Johnson had turned himself in and confessed to the crime, both counts are things that Johnson refutes as he spoke to SoonerScoop.com in his first interview since the allegations.

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